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Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Two months ago we turned the page on Asterisk® GUIs by introducing a new GUI that hopefully provides the best of both worlds. It preserves the GPL components of the FreePBX® product that many of us have nurtured for almost a decade while removing the commercial pieces that have introduced some friction into the equation for users and companies that simply wished to deploy or redistribute a graphical user interface for Asterisk in accordance with the free GPL licenses under… Read More ›

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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We receive frequent inquiries requesting that we document the feature set in the open source Asterisk® distributions that Nerd Vittles writes about each week. So today we’re pleased to provide a Feature Matrix that we will attempt to keep current as we move forward. Just bookmark this page, and you can check back periodically to get a quick thumbnail sketch of what each of these distributions currently supports.1 A chart, of course, doesn’t tell the whole story. But it’s a… Read More ›

VoIP Hardware Deal of the Year: Meet the $20 Pogoplug 4 with Incredible PBX

VoIP Hardware Deal of the Year: Meet the $20 Pogoplug 4 with Incredible PBX

Monday, September 8, 2014

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This week’s project is not for mere mortals. It’s for techies that also happen to be cheapskates frugal. You may recall the Pogoplug from yesteryear. Well, the Pogoplug 4 still is around and can be yours for under $20 with free 2-day shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member. But the clock is ticking on these bad boys. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.1 UPDATE: There’s more good news. Now the cost with the Pogoplug Backup & Sharing model is just… Read More ›

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Hardware Device of the Year: Meet the CuBox-i with Incredible PBX for Ubuntu

Monday, September 1, 2014

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It’s been many years since we’ve written back-to-back articles about the same device. That should tell you how really special the CuBox-i is. After two weeks of 14-hour days developing the new Incredible PBX platform for CuBox, we are thrilled to crown this jewel as Nerd Vittles Hardware Device of the Year. Flawless design, incredible performance, tiny size, feature-rich components, minimal power consumption, and completely silent operation are merely the tip of the iceberg with this 2x2x2 cubic zircon. On… Read More ›

Fall Festivus: Asterisk Text-to-Speech Roundup with a Baker’s Dozen New Voices

Fall Festivus: Asterisk Text-to-Speech Roundup with a Baker’s Dozen New Voices

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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It’s been a while since we looked at the text-to-speech (TTS) landscape with Asterisk®. So we thought we’d bring you up to date on where we stand with text-to-speech in the free department insofar as Asterisk 11 is concerned. The hands-down winner remains Lefteris Zafiris’ implementation of Google TTS. It rivals any commercial TTS software application and costs you nothing. The good news is, if you’re running Incredible PBX 11, you already have it. For other PBX in a Flash… Read More ›

R.I.P. Googlicious: Weather, Weather, Everywhere… Except From Google

R.I.P. Googlicious: Weather, Weather, Everywhere… Except From Google

Saturday, September 1, 2012

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For at least the last four years, Google has maintained a not-so-secret Weather API that let hobbyists and people like us build weather applications for the rest of the world to use. Google never provided a word of documentation nor even a comment about the Weather API other than obscure mentions by a few Google employees. Google, of course, is not stupid. They know everything there is to know about analytics, and it was no secret that the Weather API… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible Pi: $35 for Asterisk, FreePBX & Google Voice Utopia

Introducing Incredible Pi: $35 for Asterisk, FreePBX & Google Voice Utopia

Monday, August 20, 2012

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It’s Back-to-School Time in most of the United States, and the Nerd Vittles crew needed a good fall project to distract us from all of this year’s dreadful politicians. We feel like a kid in a candy store with our new $35 Raspberry Pi® Model B. Imagine squeezing a 700 mHz ARM processor with 256MB of RAM, 2 USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port,if an HDMI port, composite video, a separate audio jack, an SDHC card slot, and a micro… Read More ›

Asterisk TTS: Today in History 2.0 & Yesteryear’s Time of Day

Asterisk TTS: Today in History 2.0 & Yesteryear’s Time of Day

Monday, August 6, 2012

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If you’re a history buff and want a convenient way to find out everything that ever happened Today in History, then this week’s upgraded text to speech (TTS) application for Asterisk® should be just what you need. Pick up any phone connected to your Asterisk system and dial T-O-D-A-Y (86329 for the spelling-impaired). The script will retrieve today’s historical events of interest from HistoryOrb.com and play the results back to you over the phone using Google TTS. To speed up… Read More ›